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this is wjz-tv, wjz-hd and, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> in a jury's hands, was it a fight gone wrong or murder? tonight, attorneys in the uva murder trial make their case. good evening. i'm andrea fujii in for adam may and here's what people are talking about tonight. a maryland man west with the jury. wrapped up the case of a murder trial. george hughly is accused of murder. adam may has the latest. >> reporter: a wide range of
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emotions. the prosecutor broke down in tears as he revisited the final moments of his life. george hughly looked a little nervous. he was fidgeting as yardly's final moments of life were discussed in closing arguments. in the off campus apartment when hughly kicked in her door. imagine what that was like. she's freaked out, in the corner of her bed, trying to get away. love couldn't scream because hughly covered her mouth and showed the beaten face autopsy. you could hear crying in the courtroom. even the prosecutor broke down in tears how she was found face down in her bed. he took the computer with the
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threatening message. when hughly threw the computer in the dumpster, it proves intent of murder. he said it was not an accident. defense attorneys painted a much different version of the events. in closing arguments, the death was accidental, involuntary manslaughter. they said, you get what you get. he's a boy athlete. a medical expert said love did not die from blunt force trauma. >> how do you think she died? >> deprivation. >> reporter: hughly left her injured unaware that she was dying. trying to convict of first- degree murder which would be a sentence of life in prison if he's convicted on the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter, it's ten years in prison. the case is now officially in the hands of the jury, but because of the holiday weekend
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this upcoming monday, they will not begin deliberations until monday. adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, adam. and stay with wjz as the trial continues. we'll bring you the latest from the courtroom on air and online at well, it was a sunny saturday, but the winter weather may be moving into maryland. let's take a live look outside. it may not look like it, but snow could be coming. bernadette woods is live with a look at first warning live doppler radar. hi, bern. hi, we have the doppler radar showing the storm coming in our direction. it's a juiced up storm. most of it is off to the south and most stays to the south of us. we're just getting brushed with the storm as it passes by. but show you this graphic here. it will pull in the cold air tomorrow, but initially, everything will melt on the
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roadways. the heaviest moisture is down to the south. we're just on the fringe of this. all the watches and warnings to the south of us. we have latest updates in just a few minutes. andrea? >> thank you, bern. gathering for whitney houston's life and musical legacy. >> reporter: whitney houston friends and family swayed to the music of stevie wonder. in baptist tradition, it was not a day of mourn houston, but return her home, a celebration of the pop icon's life in the church she was discovered as a
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teenager. alicia keys wept tears. and kevin costner talked about her. >> she wondered, am i good enough? it was the burden that made her great and the part that caused her to stumble in the end. >> reporter: gary pastor showed up. he had photos of the singer. >> we wish we could have just grabbed her and been closer. >> reporter: houston's exbobby brown came but left in a dispute over seating arrangements. >> and i will always love you ♪ >> reporter: i will always love you played in the casket as her mother cried out, my baby. wjz eyewitness news. >> houston will be buried tomorrow next to her father.
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we're learning more tonight about the man who planned the attack at the capital building. investigators say armene was arrested yesterday after seen with a vest full of explosives. the fbi said he was under their watch for a year. same-sex couples could be soon walking down the aisle legally in maryland. the civil acts passed by delegates. we have reaction from supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage. >> reporter: same-sex mrs. couples have been reacting.
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tracy taylor found love at first sight. they raised two kids together and walked down the aisle two years ago. >> we're committed as any heterosexual couple. >> reporter: but their union is only seen in vermont. at home, it's not yet. still, it could be. the house of delegates passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. >> it's been an emotional experience. >> reporter: it was also a huge victory after a similar one failed to get through the house last year. >> we want the same thing for our kids. we want them to love in homes that are loving, caring, stable, and protected equally under the law. >> reporter: voters will make the final call in a november referendum. >> until it's over. >> reporter: opponents promise that there's a tough fight
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ahead. >> the definition is one man and one man. >> reporter: so do supporters. >> i'm proud of my state and to be a marylander. >> we're jumping around for the cameras. >> [ laughter ] bouncing off the walls. we want it to happen. >> reporter: so from here, the bill heads over to the senate where it's expected to pass without a problem just as a similar one did last year. lawmakers believe it will end up on the ballot ultimately. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, weijia. the earliest a couple could wed in maryland is january when the law would go into effect. police officers recovering tonight after a bad crash. the officer was on his way to the emergency call this morning when he was struck by another car. it happened at the intersection of gilford avenue and center street in mount vernon. it collided with a street pole.
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he suffered nonlife threatening injuries. the other driver stopped and the crash is under investigation. archbishop o'brien is now cardinal o'brien. more than 100 worshipers came to rome for the ceremony. >> reporter: from this day, pope benedict created 22 new in the catholic church. in a shorter than normal ceremony with pageantry, he's in home. he places the red bretta. he is the 15th oldest archbishop and the fourth to be elevated to cardinal. the baldwin family from baltimore. >> it's an honor.
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>> reporter: there are a half million catholics under his guidance. >> coming from the catholic school, he's done so much for the catholic schools in our diocese. we're happy to support him. >> reporter: they traveled to rome, including this family. >> every individual person that was there with pretty much every single one which was pretty cool. >> reporter: o'brien is now in the company of 124 other cardinals who are over 80 and eligible to elect a new pope. the only one is timothy who left in new york. brian will be leaving as baltimore's archbishop, but for the time, he's holding one at the vatican and one here in baltimore. wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, mike. and if you would like to hear more about the elevation
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ceremony, go to for the latest on the catholic review. coming up on wjz eyewitness news, tear gas. protesters run to a escape the fumes in sri lanka. was he high on the cruise liner? the new reports making way tonight. traveling busted. how police tracked down this sticky fingered flyer. saving green on green products and there's a long list of appliances you won't see a sales tax on this weekend. i'm gigi barnett, coming up, i'll explain. i'm meteorologist bernadette woods. there's another wonderful winter day out there. there's a potential for some winter weather moving our way tomorrow. we'll have the latest thoughts coming up in your first warning forecast coming after this
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break. complete coverage continues with adam may and meteorologist ,,,,,,ette woods and sports
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it is 45 degrees and mostly cloudy in central maryland right now. a beautiful day. the first warning weather forecast is coming up. police shoot tear gas and water cannons in sri lanka. they protested against the fuel
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prices. apparently, the dependence is the reason for the sudden hike. the increased oil prices abroad cost $500 million. police say traces of cocaine were discovered on a hair sample of the disgraced captain on the costa concordia. francesco was the captain. they believe it was contaminated. caught on airport surveillance video, a man steals a rolex watch in fort lauderdale. he hesitates and then grabs the watch worth $16,000. police arrested him on grand theft charges and returning the rolex to its rightful owner. finally, a good excuse to shop. it's a packed weekend for
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thousands of shoppers looking to save big on appliances. as gigi barnett explains, it only rolls around once a year. >> reporter: donna has big plans for her kitchen. a complete makeover. >> steel and light colored wood. >> reporter: she waited for this weekend to buy more than $20,000 in appliances in pikeville. thanks to the tax free weekend on certain products, she saved big. >> i saved about $500 in today. a tax free weekend. how about that. >> reporter: in the store, he said this weekend kicks off the busy weekend for him and the sales tax will only bring in more shoppers. >> business is generally quiet until this time and then come out of hibernation for a good
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excuse. >> reporter: adelburg said buying green is high on her list. >> that is important to me. i'm green minded and glad there's a rebait rebate for that as well. >> reporter: i'm gigi barnett, wjz eyewitness news. >> thanks, gigi. b beautiful weather out there. some people out there, including myself, would like to see the winter weather but this isn't going to be a big one. we'll take it to you in a minute. we got up to 57 degrees, way above any weather. we started the day at 28
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degrees and you can see way above the average as far as the high goes at 46. other than oakland, we're all above freezing. the winds turned around to the north that will bring cooler air. but in baltimore, i don't think we're getting to freezing. these are factors working against the storm on our way. there's a lot of moisture, severe weather too, and as it moves into some colder air, this is going to be snow mainly for the mountains in appalachia. as you cross over in maryland, some of the amounts really die down. as far as virginia goes, there will be higher amounts. also for anyone skiing in the mountains this president's day weekend, great for you guys. here's a bull's eye heaviest amount. this amount cuts off quickly and we see all of the watches and warnings for the heaviest
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bull's eye down to the southwest. for us, that's brought down some of the numbers. in the green area, a trace or an inch is possible. if anything falls, it will probably melt on the roadways. accumulation really isn't until overnight hours tomorrow. here's a one to three and that doesn't include eastern parts of the shore. higher amounts the farther southwest you go. the storm comes here and then monday, back up in the upper 40s. this is not lasting long. the forecast on the waters, small advisory in effect until tomorrow night as winds pick up as the storm approaches. it changes to all snow. this storm goes farther to the south and may not see anything out of this. it goes a little farther to the north, maybe an inch or two more, but not a huge storm.
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out on monday and back on 50s in the middle part of the week. andrea? >> okay, we'll be prepared. thanks, bern. up next in sports, apparently spring training for the orioles in florida. birds off and more. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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here with wjz on sports, stan saunders. >> it's here in florida, orioles with a welcome mat on the first day of spring training with those getting red carpet treatment, simon on the right. his legal problems, history. pitching accusations, most acquisitions rather, most be
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looking at lefty, japanese guy. maybe that will help the orioles rise from four consecutive losing seasons. >> spring training all in all is about hope and hopefully we can get a winning ball club. >> and several days a it was former colorado pitcher jason traded for staff veteran, jeremy guthrie. let's talk college hoops. maryland men did not show up against virginia. the main problem today, tons of turnovers. unthinkable. unfocusable. baltimore, gone. battling with nowhere to go. shooting with speeds up.
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71-44. former n.c. state stars david thompson, watched florida state defy gravity with a one ended slam. much to the chagrin of mugliata. hope their jersey is hanging up. they were harassed him about how good and bad he was. florida state won 76-62. oh, dear. oh, my. you'll love this coach. ideas about the greyhound potential. number 19, delaware. led 3-0 in the first quarter. and then unranked, went on a
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scoring spree. behind four goals and then attacked and come back winning at 13-8. beat de for the 13th straight time. id say they got their number. downtown against visiting milwaukee. baltimore blast foreward with three goals. watch another native, they win it tonight 17-13. three left in the regular season. friday, last blast home game of the year when wichita comes tonight. >> you had lots to do tonight, stan. >> same tomorrow ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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penguin out of water. despite being a natural swimmer, it's too timid to dive in. trainers tried to place him in the water, but swims back fast to the bank. if the little guy takes too long, the trainers will rush him from getting exhausted. we'll be right back. ♪
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and that's our report for tonight. be sure to watch tomorrow on wjz eyewitness news beginning at # a.m. for bernadette woods and stan


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